Hannah, five, gets award for helping injured mum

AWARD Hannah Badnell
AWARD Hannah Badnell
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FIVE-year-old Hannah Badnell has been awarded a St John Ambulance Young First Aider of the Year Award for her quick-thinking when her mum fell down the stairs at home.

The youngster, who is a Badger with St John Ambulance’s Portsmouth Division, cared for her mum, Heidi, when she fell down the stairs at their Eastney home.

Cumberland Infant School pupil Hannah, pictured, said: ‘Mummy fell down the stairs and hurt her knee. I got her some frozen vegetables from the freezer and got the phone so she could call Daddy to get help. I also gave her my blanket so she stopped shaking. I am happy that Mummy was ok and I was able to help her.’

Ian Mackenzie, chief officer of volunteers at St John Ambulance, presented Hannah with the award at a ceremony at the charity’s historic headquarters in Clerkenwell, London.

Ian said: ‘Each of the young people who have received this award has shown the importance of first aid in emergency situations.’